Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy safari guests

Happy safari guests
One of the great pleasures of running safaris is seeing the happy faces of our guests after yet another amazing wildlife sighting.
Justin blown away
Pictured, is safari guest Justin who had been desperate to see Lions. Eighteen lions in one morning later; Justin was blown away. He had Buffalo chasing Lions and then Lions chasing a Leopard, all within a timespan of 8 mins.
Justins Lions
Once the excitement had died down, the Lion pride started to move to hunt. Even more excitement for Justin.

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Elephants at breakfast

A bush breakfast is always a wonderful experience, and very popular with our guests. Although we don't aim to have breakfast on game trials, elephants go where they wish. And if that means they want to join us for breakfast, then it's their backyard.
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Saturday, 2 June 2018

UK Safari weekends July special offers

 
We have added extra dates for our very popular UK wildlife safaris in July at a special discounted rate.
These unique UK safaris are based in Dorset near the picturesque market town of Wareham. Where we have access to some of the most stunning and bio-diverse habitats in the UK. Including some of our most special National Nature Reserves the 'Jewels in the Crown' of UK Wildlife Sites.
Your guide will be Mark Warn who has been working as a Wildlife Ranger for thirty years and as Mark says “I still have an absolute and unconditional passion for my vocation. Dorset is one of the most magical and diverse areas of the UK and continues to deliver the magical experiences that I have been so lucky to observe throughout my career. Sharing these special moments with others gives me one of the biggest buzzes in my day to day working life, and my years of experience within the area enable us to target the wonderful species that inhabit this special place”.
Just email us to let us know you are interested and your preferred dates. Special offers on request for safaris taken in July 2018.


Saturday, 26 May 2018

We believe that everyone should have the chance to see these pictures



Over the next months Carys Palmer (head researcher) will be installing more camera traps across our network of leopard research game reserves. This is essential ongoing research that has over the last ten years made a significant impact on leopard conservation in South Africa. 

Our camera traps sit in remote and wild locations, secretly photographing everything that moves past the cameras day and night, giving us a unique insight into what happens when the game drives have returned to the lodges. We believe that everyone should have the chance to see these pictures which is why we created our Camera Trappers programme.
We very much hope that you can support our work in wildlife conservation by joining our camera trapper program You will receive an exclusive digest of the best pictures each month. Just click the link to find out more and subscribe via Paypal.


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Meet the OTS team - dates for your diary

If you are in the UK and can make it to either the Rutland Bird Fair in August or the new Wildlife Safari and Travel Show (Harrogate) in September then please come along and meet the OTS team.

Rutland Bird Fair
This is the event of the year if you’re into birds and wildlife. Birdfair, aka British Birdwatching Fair, aka the Birdwatching Glastonbury, is jointly organised by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB.
Birdfair encompasses the whole spectrum of the wildlife and birdwatching industry whilst at the same time supporting global conservation.
There are hundreds of stands selling the latest products for wildlife enthusiasts. You’ll find everything, from scopes to sculptures, binoculars to bird food, eGuides to eco-holidays!
There is a long list of events and lectures for you to enjoy at Birdfair 2018, hosted by Birdfair regulars. With 6 Event locations, all running full programmes throughout the fair’s duration, there will be something for everyone to get excited about.
The event runs from the 17th -19th August and you will find Will and Carol in Marque 6 stand 50.

Harrogate Wildlife Safari and Travel Show
New for 2018, the Wildlife & Safari Travel Show will be bursting with engaging and educational feature content, so for visitors, it will be the natural next step towards booking the trip of lifetime with confidence.
At one unmissable event you have the opportunity to explore the incredible world of wildlife, safari and conservation travel from all the corners of our amazing planet.
The Wildlife & Safari Travel Show takes place on 29 – 30 September 2018 at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

Carol and Fiona from our UK office together with Mehesh from our Indian office will be on our stand, so please pop along and say hello.
And if you would like complimentary tickets to this event then CLICK HERE and quote the booking reference OTS.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Great Tiger sightings this year - Secure your 2019 discount.

We have enjoyed some great times in India on safari over the last couple of months. All of our guests have had multiple Tiger sightings, which is great news, but moreover have enjoyed viewing the other rich diversity of wildlife, culture and of-course food.
We offer a choice of European or Indian cuisine while with us on safari, so whether you enjoy the spices and rich flavours of Indian food, or something a little more familiar, as ever, the choice is yours.
Our 5th April 2019 group safari (lead by Will Fox) has sold out already, so we have opened the book on a second safari, following the same itinerary travelling Delhi -Bandhavgarh NP - Kanah NP - Delhi
Ten days - Five star quality, starting on the 29th March 2019 at a special rate (£2,450pps).
Click the link to check out some of this years reviews
We still have a few places remaining for this very popular safari, so if you are interested in finding out more, then email Fiona today.


Saturday, 28 April 2018

Wonderful Uganda - Gorillas and much much more

Seeing wild Gorillas is on most peoples bucket list, which is why Uganda is very popular as a safari location, especially for the amazing opportunities to view mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Forest.
But let's not forget that Uganda also has an amazing diversity of African wildlife and landscapes that set it apart from most other East African destinations.
From a huge variety of Primates to Lions, Elephants and birds. If you enjoy wildlife Uganda is a must see.
Check out our website for more details on our Ugandan safaris and then get in touch and let us know your thoughts